The winery is situated in the middle of several acres of vineyards Vittorio Foradori purchased in 1929, in the town of Mezzolombardo. Foradori does not use synthetic chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers. They are certified by ICEA and Demeter since 2009. They harvest the grapes from vineyards covering 26 hectares – 80% of Teroldego, 15% of Manzoni Bianco and 5% of Nosiola – to produce an average of 160,000 bottles per year: 90,000 of Foradori, 20,000 of Granato, 20,000 of Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco, 8,000 of Fontanasanta Nosiola and 10,000 for each of the old vineyards of Teroldego Sgarzon and Morei.
The 2015 Teroldego Sgarzon is slightly more delicate and subdued compared to the more exuberant Teroldego Morei. The Sgarzon single-vineyard is a luscious and generous red wine with dark fruit flavors, pressed rose petal, dry terra cotta and exotic spice. The effect is more understated here. There is a rustic touch of black olive and cured tobacco as well. This is a harmonious and very offbeat and interesting expression of Trentino’s Teroldego grape. [92 Points, Monica Larner – July 2017, robertparler.com]